Dark Forest Carpet
(previously known as Scordylia niphosticha)
LARENTIINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on
The adult moth is brown, with a white dash near the wingtip, and three white sinuous lines across each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown in the basal half, and darker in the marginal half. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species is found in
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 34-35.
A revision of the genus Chaetolopha Warren (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae) with a description of Parachaetolopha, gen. nov.,
Volume 16 (2002), pp. 703-733.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera III,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 31 (1907), p. 698.
(updated 26 February 2013)